Thursday, 14 March 2013
The Horse Dancer - Another Wonderful Read by Jojo Moyes
Sheltering Rain, her first novel, was on my list of books to read but as I've been away recently and it wasn't available on Kindle, I downloaded The Horse Dancer instead.
It is a simply beautiful bitter-sweet story about love: unconditional love for your horse; love for your family; love between two people, and the motivation to achieve your heart's desire.
I was totally immersed in the story of Sarah, brought up by her French grandpapa, and Boo, the horse they train together to perform the thousand-year-old manoeuvres of Le Cadre Noir, the elite French school of horsemanship, at the Sparepenny Lane Stables run by Cowboy John.
This sounds like a pony story for girls, but it is equally a story about the floundering marriage of lawyer, Natasha, and her photographer husband, Mac, who through a series of disasters, take Sarah in as a temporary foster child.
I had to keep reading to find out what happened to these characters, and I think you will too!
(You might wonder where I got the picture of the book from. Well, dear reader, I loved it so much, I bought one!)
Have you ever bought a book because you liked it so much on Kindle?